A survey on MAC-based physical layer security over wireless sensor network

Ur Rehman, Attique and Mahmood, Muhammad Sajid and Zafar, Shoaib and Raza, Muhammad Ahsan and Qaswar, Fahad and Aljameel, Sumayh S. and Khan, Irfanullah and Aslam, Nida (2022) A survey on MAC-based physical layer security over wireless sensor network. Electronics (Switzerland), 11 (2529). pp. 1-19. ISSN 2079-9292. (Published)

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Physical layer security for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is a laborious and highly critical issue in the world. Wireless sensor networks have great importance in civil and military fields or applications. Security of data/information through wireless medium remains a challenge. The data that we transmit wirelessly has increased the speed of transmission rate. In physical layer security, the data transfer between source and destination is not confidential, and thus the user has privacy issues, which is why improving the security of wireless sensor networks is a prime concern. The loss of physical security causes a great threat to a network. We have various techniques to resolve these issues, such as interference, noise, fading in the communications, etc. In this paper we have surveyed the different parameters of a security design model to highlight the vulnerabilities. Further we have discussed the various attacks on different layers of the TCP/IP model along with their mitigation techniques. We also elaborated on the applications of WSNs in healthcare, military information integration, oil and gas. Finally, we have proposed a solution to enhance the security of WSNs by adopting the alpha method and handshake mechanism with encryption and decryption.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attack; Challenges; Cryptography; MAC; Physical layer; Security; Wireless sensor network
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Computing
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 00:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 00:02
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/38905
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